Thursday, April 25 was filled with excitement. Our final orientation was finished. The day was warm under sunny skies. Seven outgoing teams and seven new teams walked up to Nablus Road and along to St. George’s Anglican Cathedral for the official handover. St. George’s is a beautiful church with vaulted Gothic arches that pull you towards the communion table to the front of the church.
And, along the outside walls of the sanctuary are a series of mosaic tiles depicting Christ’s Passion, his last journey from his trial to his departure from earth. This final journey is called Via Crusis or Via Dolorosa. Some of you may remember an episode of the Amazing Race which took place along the Via Dolorosa. Amazing to walk along this street and to see the various stations of the cross.
After a delicious luncheon at Azzaharah Restaurant, Team Yanoun departed for home via Ramallah and Za’tara turnoff. Our driver and guide Ghassan picked us up and drove us to the International House in Upper Yanoun.
We are now on our own and have work, a placement visit and six days off to schedule for the first half of our placement.
Wish us luck and grace as we start our journey.